NARS just released two limited-edition cheek palettes that let you glow all out with illuminating, sun-kissed shades. These opalescent cheek shades with supernatural sheens are presented in two palettes in a range of pink shimmers and golden bronzes that can be worn for a dry shimmering veil of second-skin color or wet for high-impact glow. I have been stalking since these are Nordstrom exclusive at the moment and they sold out pretty fast (keep an eye on restock around March 1st and later on in the spring at other retailers too). I ordered both Reve Sale and Coucher de soleil knowing how much I love Banc de Sable and Bord de plage palettes. Reve Sale and Coucher de soleil have exactly the same formula as previous palettes and some shades might seem similar / dupes but I think they are different enough to justify getting both of these. Coucher de soleil will be especially gorgeous on medium and darker skin tones. On my skin (NARS Deuville for reference) these will be more of a blush shades and applied with a very light hand. The shimmer in these is very smooth and blends out easily. These can be worn dry or wet but I prefer them dry – I think they already have enough impact, glow and pigment no need to wet them.
Rêve Salé Cheek Palette shades include:
– I: warm gold with a pearl finish
– II: soft pink shimmer
– III: metallic rose gold
Reve sale is pretty similar to Banc de soleil without a doubt BUT slightly less warm and more neutral and two lighter shades are not as shimmery and metallic. They seem more toned down. Darkest shade in this palette on the lighter skin like mine will definitely not be a highlighter but more of a cheek color / blush.
Coucher de Soleil Cheek Palette shades include:
– I: golden bronze shimmer
– II: rose shimmer
– III: mauve shimmer
I ordered Coucher de soleil because I want to get out of my comfort zone when it comes to cheek color and I don’t have anything similar to two of the darker shades in the palette. Especially the mauve shade is incredible beautiful. Mind that I swatched them heavily in order to show you the color but these can be sheered out. I am so excited to experiment with these colors. What I love about this formula is that it doesn’t sit on skin it just melts in so nicely and is so easy to apply and blend.
I apologize in advance for such a pic heavy post but these are so beautiful to photograph. Enjoy!
L-R : Reve Sale (first three) and Coucher De soleil
These are currently exclusive to Nordstrom (where I purchased mine) and retail for 49$